You’ve heard about the benefits of using a facial oil, and now it’s time to get your hands on one. Well, we’ve done the hard work and edited 15 of the best of the bunch, so all that’s left is to find one to suit your skin concern.
If you’re a no-fuss kind of girl and are just looking to add some extra hydration into your skin care routine, you’re pretty much spoiled for choice.
Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil: Besides offering nourishment, this cult favourite oil can also help treat scars and damaged skin. And you can’t really go past the anti-ageing benefits of firming and improving lines and wrinkles.
Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Omega 3.6.9 Replenishing Oil: The lightweight formulation will sink in quickly to nourish and protect skin, while leaving your complexion with a radiant glow.
Nude by Nature Nude Oil: Boasting Australian native ingredients like Kakadu plum and quandong, as well as vitamins A and E, and the oils of rose hip, calendula and chamomile, your face is guaranteed to feel utterly soft and supple.
For dry skin
Thanks to the hydrating qualities of facial oils, they’re basically the dream product for those suffering from a complexion that’s a little too dry.
Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil: The concentrated (yet surprisingly lightweight) formula offers intense moisture for those who really need it. Layer it under your moisturiser to up the hydration ante!
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil: Harnessing the hydrating power of the original Eight Hour Cream, this multi-purpose oil can be used to inject moisture into your face and body, as well as your hair.
Paula’s Choice Resist Moisture Renewal Oil Booster: Featuring a blend of nine non-fragrant plant oils, this oil can be used on its own or mixed with your moisturiser.
For oily skin
Sounds crazy, but it’s true – using the right facial oil can actually help control that shine and leave you less oily. You gotta love the brilliance of science, right?
The Jojoba Company 100% Natural Australian Jojoba: Fun fact: jojoba oil helps counteract oil production acne because it has anti-bacterial properties, making this a great choice for those with oily or acne-prone skin.
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil: Use this oil in the morning to help regulate oil production and deal with enlarged pores. Over time, it’ll actually work to normalise oil production, so your face will look less oily.
Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil: Specially formulated for oily skin, you can expect this treatment to help deal with shine by rebalancing your oil production while purifying your complexion, too.
For ageing skin
While the extra hydration hit from any facial oil will help tackle the signs of ageing, it doesn’t hurt to have a few extra ingredients to really make a difference.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Extraordinary Facial Oil: Lavender essential oils will help protect skin from stress and free radicals, while orange peel oil will work on fine lines.
Chanel Sublimage L’Extrait: While this luxurious formulation will work wonders to soothe and repair, continued use will leave your skin firmer, more toned, and boasting a youthful glow.
Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Restorative Radiance Oil: This is your go-to if you're looking to add radiance to dull, fatigued skin.
For sensitive skin
The most gentle-of-gentle facial oils for those who need that extra soothing touch.
Sukin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil: The 100 per cent natural oil will keep your skin looking and feeling healthy, while ensuring it feels comfortable, too.
Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil: Free from synthetic ingredients and fragrances that can irritate, this oil also features organic blackthorn blossom extract, which helps minimise and reduce skin irritations and sensitivities.
Alpha-H Age Delay Facial Oil: Soothing? Tick. Calming? Tick. Super hydrating and nourishing? Double tick! An absolute dream for sensitive skin.
Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.
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